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February 5, 2014
Were there really almost 2,000 thefts of handicapped placards from vehicles in Baltimore in 2012? Who are all these people stealing placards from the disabled ( "City to reserve hundreds of parking spaces for disabled," Feb. 1)? If there's a Hell, I hope there's an especially warm and toasty section reserved for these deeply disturbed folks. By the way, to those who shudder at the thought of forthcoming parking challenges created by the change in parking policy, I'd trade my placard in any day and park a mile away from everywhere I need to go for the rest of my life if I could lose the MS-related disability.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan. Caplan, 19, said he was shark fishing with friends on July 30 about 5-6 miles off shore when a great white shark became curious about his boat. He estimated the shark was about 13-15 feet - a wee bit smaller than his 24-foot fishing boat. "It got close enough that we identified it as a great white," he said in a phone interview Thursday, adding that he never expected to attract anything that big. "We actually got to pet it one of the times when it rubbed against the boat.
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EXPLORE
January 6, 2012
I agree with the letter about yielding to traffic in a circle coming from the left and blending in as soon as possible ("Yield to left at roundabout and to right at four-way stop," Catonsville Times, Jan. 4). I have found that many people needlessly come to a complete stop when they reach the circle. They are probably upset by people to their right that do not also stop and let them go. We need to be educated so that everyone knows to slow down when they reach the circle but not stop if no one is in the circle or it is possible to blend in. Another reason for driver education is the speed bumps recently added on Westchester and Rockwell avenues.
FEATURES
By Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Isabella Firth, president of LifeSpan Network and The Beacon Institute, was just trying to solve a couple of workplace concerns. In the process, she ended up creating a circle of charitable acts benefiting students, senior citizens and low-income families. LifeSpan Network, a senior care provider, serves organizations throughout the state, including assisted-living and nursing facilities, retirement communities and hospital-based programs. The Beacon Institute is LifeSpan's educational arm, giving senior service providers educational opportunities.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
The NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee has recommended several rules changes for next season, including that players on the defensive team be allowed to move through any portion of their goal circle when their team is not in possession of the ball. Currently, only the goalkeeper is allowed to be in the defensive goal circle, with the exception of a player entering the crease after the goalkeeper has moved outside the goal circle. Under the recommended new rules, only the defender marking the player with the ball within a stick's length could remain in the goal circle.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | June 23, 2008
My fellow motorists, what have they done to our favorite traffic nightmare? I speak here, of course, of the infamous Towson roundabout, that hellish ribbon of asphalt and brick where civility once went to die. Have you driven this thing lately? If not, you're in for a big surprise. Gone, for the most part, are the sounds of brakes squealing, horns blaring, metal crunching, curses shouted into the air. Gone is the serial flashing of the upraised middle finger that often occurred when one car cut off another.
NEWS
By Faye Lande and Faye Lande,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 30, 1998
You can hear their laughter from the back door of Columbia's First Presbyterian Church.Seated at long tables in a basement room, surrounded by hanging quilts they've brought for a session of show and tell, the 40 or so women cut, baste, applique and embroider.The Faithful Circle Quilters celebrate their lives with the work of their hands."I thank her every day that she got me into this," said Monica Thomas, 45, of her aunt, Gloria Bruns, who died in December.It was Bruns, as a Faithful Circle member, who made the blue and yellow quilt that Thomas is showing.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1998
He's one person every horseman wants to see after a race.Because if Jerry Frutkoff is in one's future, it means the winner's circle likely will be the meeting place.For half a century, Frutkoff has been photographing the victors at Maryland tracks and, come Saturday, he will be shooting his 50th Preakness."The only one I missed was 1973 because I was in New York trying out for a job up there," said Frutkoff. It just happened to be the year of Secretariat's Triple Crown.He quickly returned to Maryland to continue earning the respect of millionaire owners and hot walkers alike.
NEWS
May 12, 1998
More than 900 visitors attended the Faithful Circle Quilters' biennial quilt show April 30 to May 2 at the First Presbyterian Church, at Route 108 and U.S. 29 in Columbia.Two hundred and forty-four quilts were shown, including two raffle quilts of the same underwater scene: multicolored fish swimming through appliqued branches of seaweed. The raffle quilts -- one 92 inches square, the other 46 inches -- were made cooperatively by members of the 27-year-old Howard County group.Terri Cup, a friend of Faithful Circle member Juliann Nankervis, won the smaller quilt.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff writer | September 10, 1990
When all was said and done, not even magic could save the Circle Theater in Annapolis. So the owner is trying something more down to earth: stores and offices.Sike Sharigan is having the State Circle Building renovated and hopes to have a four-story building with stores on the ground floor and offices above ready for business by this time next year. He said it's possible he'll put apartments instead of offices on the fourth floor, depending on the demand for offices.Sharigan, who also owns Fran O'Brien's restaurant on Main Street in Annapolis, said he has not done a market survey, but believes he'll have no trouble finding tenants for an office building right across from the State House.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Producers and artists are quick to mythologize their roles in history.  J. Robbins would rather work.  As the frontman of the '90s post-punk band Jawbox, J. Robbins was a self-described “gung-ho touring maniac.” To the Silver Spring native, signing to the major label Atlantic Records and having the group's video for “Savory” played on MTV were accomplishments, but none were as rewarding as seeing the world. “I just loved to tour because I'd be like, 'Look where the band took me - we made it to the West Coast!
NEWS
By Pat Farmer | May 12, 2014
A friend of mine who is a federal retiree uses hearing aids. We meet once a month for breakfast at a restaurant, which sometimes can be very noisy, with clanging of pots and dropped dishes. These noises are bothersome to me but when they occur, I can see my friend grimace in pain because of how the noise affects her. The hearing aids magnify the loud noises.  When I received information about a hearing study, I immediately thought of her and decided that there must be many other older adults who experience similar problems with hearing aids and noise.
NEWS
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Some restaurants serve meals; others create dining experiences. Cunningham's, the newest addition to the Towson dining scene, is the latter. Bagby Group -- which also owns Harbor East favorites Ten Ten and Fleet Street Kitchen -- knows a thing or two about running a successful restaurant. That knowledge is apparent immediately after stepping into the well-appointed dining room at Cunningham's, which balances drama and comfort both on the menu and in the space. The main dining room is divided by a few low partitions and illuminated by a variety of glamorous fixtures.
NEWS
By Pat Farmer | March 19, 2014
One evening my sister, Mary, called me, all excited about a news item she saw on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer. Mary said that it was both sad and beautiful at the same time. The episode, in Sawyer's "America Strong" segment, was titled, "iPods Awaken Memories through Music For Those with Alzheimer's," reported by Byron Pitts. Mary and I have often discussed dementia and Alzheimer's and how it has affected people we know. I had to see this news episode so, later I watched the segment online at abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/03/05/ipods-awaken-memories-through-music-for-those-with-alzheimers/.
NEWS
February 5, 2014
Were there really almost 2,000 thefts of handicapped placards from vehicles in Baltimore in 2012? Who are all these people stealing placards from the disabled ( "City to reserve hundreds of parking spaces for disabled," Feb. 1)? If there's a Hell, I hope there's an especially warm and toasty section reserved for these deeply disturbed folks. By the way, to those who shudder at the thought of forthcoming parking challenges created by the change in parking policy, I'd trade my placard in any day and park a mile away from everywhere I need to go for the rest of my life if I could lose the MS-related disability.
NEWS
By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 4, 2013
As the Howard County Council looks ahead to 2014, the last year its current members will serve together as they have since 2006, the body's two top leadership roles are coming full circle. On Dec. 2, the Council voted to elect Calvin Ball, of District 2, as its chairman and Courtney Watson, who represents District 1, as its vice chairwoman. Both Ball and Watson held their respective positions in the Council's first year together, from 2006 to 2007. "I think we have a history of working well together," Ball said of Watson.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | November 21, 2013
Residents in the Charles Village area  really like their quirky new neighbor, Charlie, who seems to live in the middle of a traffic circle. For many residents, Charlie is the only thing they do like about the controversial traffic circle at 32nd Street and Guilford Avenue in Abell. But the Baltimore City Department of Transportation doesn't like Charlie one bit.  Officials say Charlie is a safety hazard and  threatened to physically remove him Friday,  Nov. 22, unless the community - or the artist who created him - took him down first.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Barton S. Mitchell, a retired asphalt paving company executive who was active in Maryland Republican politics and enjoyed collecting vintage cars, died Sunday of lung cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 73. "Bart was just a larger-than-life character who sucked all the air out of the room and loved playing the part of the 'Big Cheeeze,' which those who knew him called him. Everything with Bart was big, big, and I will miss him," said former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a longtime friend.
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